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Trucking Group Vows to Continue Fight Against CARB and U.S. EPA Emissions Regulations

The California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) has filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its nearly two-year-long legal case against the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) heavy-duty, on-road truck and bus regulation ("CDTOA v. CARB, Case No. 2:11-CV-00384-MCE-GGH").

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Yokohama's Ultra Wide Base Tire Earns SmartWay Verification

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new TY517 commercial tire has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies.

Bob Soell, fleet sales manager at Suntrup Ford in St. Louis, retired afer a 64-year career in fleet.

Bob Soell Retires After 64 Years in Fleet

Fleet Hall of Fame founding member and long-time fleet manager at Suntrup Ford in St. Louis Robert “Bob” Soell capped his 64 year fleet career by retiring on Dec. 4, 2012. Listed as one of AF’s “50 Most Important People in Fleet History,” he celebrated his 95th birthday last summer.

Toyota to Debut Redesigned 2014 Tundra Pickup at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota announced it plans to debut the redesigned 2014-MY Tundra full-size pickup truck during a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. CST.

Safety-Kleen and EcoPower Fund Fellows at CU-ICAR

The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) has partnered with Safety-Kleen (a Clean Harbors company), a leader in used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions, and EcoPower, Safety-Kleen’s re-refined motor oil, to give teachers new tools to excite students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Terex Corporation Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Terex Corporation announced several leadership changes within its Cranes, Aerial Work Platforms, Material Handling & Port Solutions, and Demag Cranes AG business segments.

GPS Insight Adds HOS Solution to GPS Tracking Platform

GPS Insight, a leading GPS fleet tracking solution provider, announced its new GPS Insight Hours of Service Solution as an addition to its GPS Tracking software, intended for fleets that need both electronic driver logs and GPS tracking combined.

AMP and Momentum Dynamics to Deploy Wirelessly Charged Electric Paratransit

AMP and Momentum Dynamics will supply fully electric vehicles and wireless charging pads for the existing Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) pilot project to begin in the first quarter of 2013.

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant.

TRW Launches Passive Entry System On New Ram Truck

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., an automotive safety systems manufacturer, brings its Passive Entry system to Chrysler's new 2013 Ram trucks, offering a greater level of convenience than traditional Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) systems.

Forecast of Natural Gas Trucks to be Sold Worldwide from 2012-2019

Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, diesel and natural gas (NG) vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Launches New Web Site

In January 2013, Hyundai Construction Equipment launched a new web site at Compared to the previous site, launched in 2009, the new web site has improved design and added functionality.

Update Your Fleet's Information for 2013

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is requesting updated fleet information for inclusion in the 2013 Fleet 500.

Mitusbishi Fuso Offers Side-Mounted Fuel Tank Option for 2013 Canter FE

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that an optional, factory-installed 33-gallon fuel tank mounted on the outside of the frame rail on the left side of the cab-chassis will be available for its 2013 model FUSO Canter FE Series trucks.

Kenworth Names 2013 Dealer Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2013 Kenworth Dealer Council members, which works closely with the company to enhance and promote the dealer network in a continuing effort to provide superior customer support.

PalFleet Truck Equipment Announces Management Reorganization

As part of it growth strategy, PalFleet Truck Equipment announced it has reorganized its management team to provide the required capacities to achieve and realize the company's strategic objectives.

Testa Adds Electric Trucks to Delivery Fleet

Testa Produce has added two new trucks to its delivery fleet, both of which operate solely on electricity. The trucks have zero emissions and travel up to 100 miles without recharging.

J.J. Keller Releases E-Book Examining DOT Compliance

J. J. Keller has released a free web-based publication examining current DOT regulatory pressures and offering carriers comprehensive solutions to help them achieve compliance now and in the future.

Quigley's Nissan NV 4x4 in Production, Available for Order

Quigley Motor Company, a manufacturer of 4x4 full-size van systems, announced that its latest offering, the Nissan NV, is in production and available for order.

Tampa Crane and Body to Distribute PAL Pro & PSC Telescopic Crane Line

Omaha Standard PALFINGER (OSP) announced today that they have recently appointed Tampa Crane and Body, Inc.. to represent the PALFINGER PAL Pro Mechanic's Trucks and PSC Telescopic Service Cranes in the State of Florida.

Fontaine Modification Announces Segmentation Plan

Fontaine Modification Company is transforming itself into three focused business segments in 2013: Fontaine Alternative Fuels, Fontaine Auto Transport Services, and Fontaine Modification Services.


Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit Adds Industry Veterans

The OEM Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products has expanded their sales organization with the addition of two industry veterans.

VIA developed and built the van, based on Verizon’s direction and fleet concepts, and expects it to achieve 100 miles per gallon with near zero emissions.

Verizon and VIA Motors Unveil Eco-Friendly, Extended-Range Electric Cargo Vans

Verizon has collaborated with electric-vehicle developer and manufacturer VIA Motors to produce an extended-range electric cargo van.

Wimsatt has a strong fleet, featuring the full line of Freightliner vocational trucks including Coronado 122SDs, 114SDs, 108SDs, M2 112s, and M2 106s for the variety of different services they offer.

Collaboration Leads to Effective Solution

Collaboration is key when spec'ing a truck for any job. Together, Wimsatt Building Materials, Cargotec, and Freightliner developed a solution for making a tough job faster, more efficient and safer.

Left to right: Michael O'Loughlin, Chief Development Officer for the Food Bank of South Jersey; Bill Kwelty, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for ARI. Photo courtesy ARI.

Holman Automotive Group and ARI Donate $6,000 to the Food Bank of South Jersey

ARI, together with its parent company Holman Automotive Group, donated $6,000 to the Food Bank of South Jersey in support of their efforts to serve those in need.


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